It’s an Epiphany!!!

What is an epiphany really? Is it happenstance? A simple manifestation of working things out in your head for days and it suddenly becomes clear or comes together?

Or is it, God working in your life. Letting you learn and grow. And bringing all things together for good? At the perfect time?

God's Timing is Perfect

Seeing Things Clearly

I’ve had “epiphanies” here and there in life. A thought becomes clear, an idea so simple you wonder how you could have overlooked it before.

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I think people overcomplicate life – if it looks easy it couldn’t possibly be the thing to do. And if it seems overwhelming, don’t bother trying.

My latest epiphany has much to do with my next quilter devotional. Half the work has been done – yet it sits on the back burner.

It came to a grinding halt when I hit a few stumbling blocks. The next thing I knew fears of not being good enough came flooding back to the surface. You know the ones? That voice saying you can’t do what you’re trying to do?

An Epiphany or God at work?

But. A combination of things happened and brought an epiphany – an idea so compelling – so exciting – so simple – I wonder how I could have overlooked it.

And that’s the thing. I didn’t have the answers yet. My “epiphany” is God at work.

Putting things in place – exactly when we need them.

It’s our job to not overcomplicate what God makes simple.

Until next time, enjoy your day and the journey

Adele

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Charting New Territories

I see lots of work in my future and I hope it’s all worth it.

You see, my 3 years are up where my website was residing. I have to pull up roots and move.

The three-year price tag for hosting my site sure opened my eyes!. Yikes. I’m spending all that money? Really?

I could quit…

My life would be a lot less complicated and easier…but the problem is I love to play with websites and blogs.

So here I am, re-adjusting my thinking and loving the challenge

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Let me tell you about today’s discovery:

I have SO many pictures it appears I’ve used up my allotted space here. I am determined to make my free plan work for the time being though. So My test is to see what happens when I upload a picture.

Here it goes . . .

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Well….what do you know? It worked!

I am perplexed.

My head says it can’t work

I’ll miss many things I could do with my old site. But I know I’ll discover some fun and different things along the way. Not to mention I’ll be saving a lotta cash.

Until next time, enjoy your day and the journey

Adele

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I Delight In You – Zephaniah 3:17

One of my favorite scriptures is Zephaniah 3:17.

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Zephaniah 3:17

I’m not sure when these words spoke to me – but once they did? It opened my eyes to ALL the ways God shows us His love, takes delight in us, and sings over us.

I see this verse coming alive in flowers blooming, the whisper of the breeze, and the way the leaves move and dance.
But most of all, when I hear the birds singing, it reminds me of the scripture.

These are the things that inspired this piece of piano music.

I delight in you – Zephaniah 3:17

Until next time, enjoy your day and the journey

Adele

Sharing God’s love through creative works.

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Sew it Slow and Easy

I started sewing the rows of my Scrap Jar Quilt together over the weekend.

After an hour and a half, I had nine rows put together. It sounds fabulous unless you know that half of the rows are sashing and only an inch wide. I thought – gosh, this will take forever! What was if thinkin? 4” blocks and a 1″ sashing? Really? (Well, the only thing to do now – Take a breath. Give it to God and move on…)

Well, I designed this quilt to make good use of small scraps.

It would be easy to give up this project. But we can’t give up, even when it’s slow going, even if it feels like lots of work and the progress isn’t visible. We have to keep working on it.

My scrap jar quilt (way behind schedule, by the way) is a rich blend of colors and not perfect by a long shot!

Are there things I’d do differently?

Yup. For one, I would take it a little slower. Yes, you read that right.

Slow and easy

Even if you get behind schedule makes more sense. My 36/5 plan, although a great jump start to getting this done – made me rush at times.

Rushing while sewing seams isn’t a wise choice!

Now I’m putting it together and reaping the rewards of my rushing. Ugh…Perfect piecing? This little gem can’t boast of perfect piecing.

Will I finish it? You bet. There’s been too much work to let a few not-so-perfect seams get in the way. I’ll take the rows a little slower, maybe pin the seams too
You will see this Scrap Jar Quilt finished. Some day 🙂

PS. I am going to hand-quilt this one. My Daughter-in-Law jokingly commented “so, it might be done in 10 years!”
Well, I hope a little sooner.

Until next time, enjoy your day and the journey

Adele

Sharing God’s love through creative works.

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Jumping to Conclusions.

I jumped to a conclusion and criticized my little quilt. I thought it unfit to finish.

I assumed it wouldn’t lie flat when it was done. And If you saw the photos on the first of my Orphan Series – you might have too.

Luke 6:37 - jumping to conclusions judging others

After all – on the surface, it sure looked like a quilt that would misbehave.

Much to my surprise, although not perfect, it’s a cute table topper and behaves nicely.

This reminds me of people. How you ask?

I assumed, jumped to conclusions, and judged this little quilt. (I almost tossed it aside.)

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Jumping to conclusions – so easy to do.

And most often, when we’re jumping to conclusions, they can be outrageous! I’ve made a mountain out of a molehill way too many times!

I suppose it’s human nature, but you’d think we would learn!

Unless we outright ask, we don’t know why the other guy does what he does. Right? And once we ask – we need to let go of our preconceived notions – and listen.

It’s like my little quilt. If I went with my first thoughts about it, I would have tossed it aside.

The enchanted Table Topper would have been a quilt top, unfinished and thrown away at some point. But I decided to “listen to it”.

The end result? A cheerful little quilt.

Sometimes we need to do that with people, instead of assuming and jumping to conclusions, give them a chance and listen.

Who knows what the end result might be. Maybe a little joy and laughter?

We could all use that!

Until next time, enjoy your day and the journey

Adele

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